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Roots of Rhythm jazz, roots & blues with Helen Jennings, Wed 9:00am - 11:00am
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Roots of Rhythm

Helen Jennings 2016
Presented by Helen Jennings
next on air Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

A diverse mix of Blues, Roots & Jazz, classic and contemporary, with an emphasis on Australian new releases. Interviews, both local & international, are a major component, including ‘live to airs’.

Lots of news and views, with a weekly gig guide.

I love turning listeners onto the music that I love, and given the diversity of the mix, enjoy the feedback of their reactions. It could be classic New Orleans Jazz, or evocative blues piano; it could be a community choir, or some real low-down dirty rhythm; music that will lift your soul. Music chosen with passion that has sustained Roots of Rhythm for 30 years.

helenjenningsror@bigpond.com

Upcoming Guests

Billy Pinnell Wed 23 May
Frank Davidson Wed 23 May
Simon Humphreys Wed 23 May

Gig Guide

Updated Mon 21 May 12:57pm
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Recent episodes

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Radio Festival Special Week 1 with Jackey Coyle (Co-Presenter), LLoyd Spiegel & Mario Maccarone (Marios, Brunswick St Fitzroy) Playlist
Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Program Audio Story

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 9 May 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Mic Conway @ 9.30am, Dave Hole @ 10.15am Playlist

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 2 May 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Doc White & Nichaud Fitzgibbon @9.30am, Tracey Roberts & Brian Baker @10.15am Playlist

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 25 April 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Leigh Barker @10.30am Playlist

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 18 April 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Jackey Coyle's "Wordy Gurdy" @9.30am Playlist

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Heather Stewart (Paris) from the Dirty Ragtimers Playlist

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 4 April 2018 Program Audio Story
feat Amistat Duo @ 10.15am Playlist

Wednesday 28 March 2018

feat Brian Nankervis @ 9.30pm Playlist
Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 28 March 2018 Program Audio Story